Snowflake books offer a great range of bilingual children’s books in English and Chinese. Whether you’re from a Chinese family, or just want to expose your child to different languages and cultures, these books are a great way to learn together.
Snowflakes books had previously been available only in hardback, but have now launched paper back versions, and we were sent a couple of titles from the range to try out.
Bookawoo is a new monthly subscription box for children aged 0-11 that focuses on books.
The boxes are tailored to your child’s exact age, and each one includes 3-4 books all on a complimenting theme or topic so that they work well together. We were sent a box to review for T age 6, and were very happy with the contents.
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Spring is a wonderful time for garden adventures, both in the backyard and in books. Little Passports asked blogger and child education expert, Deb Chitwood, to create a reading list of great garden books for ages 3-5 and another for ages 6-10. Venture outside with your little explorers and enjoy some or all of this Spring Reading List: Garden Adventures around the World!
And if you missed Little Passports’ last blog post on creating life long readers, you can view it here: 4 Tips for raising a life long reader.
Its a perfect time for your little explorer to get lost in a book!
You can never have too many books. I always try to make sure that my children have a wide selection of books available in the house, so that they can choose something to suit their mood whatever they’re after – from fiction to non fiction, from challenging to the more simple.
I like to pick out a few to include as gifts at special occasions to help build up their collection and keep them excited about receiving new books. Here are few ideas you could consider if you like to do the same.
Fans of Peppa Pig will love the new book “Peppa’s Post” that comes complete with lots of real mail inside, from tickets to invitations and even paper hats and a secret message with a code wheel! Each double page spread comes complete with a large envelope that hides something exciting inside.
We’re taking part in the Ladybird books blog tour, where a few other bloggers and I are writing letters to each other, Peppa Pig style! We received a Christmas letter from The Reading Residence, and now it’s our turn to pass it on with a letter to Emmy’s Mummy and family.
We’re also giving you the chance to win a copy of the book for your own children. Look out for the giveaway widget at the end of this post to enter.
With the new Star Wars movie coming out in just a couple of weeks, Star Wars is more popular than ever before. If you have Star Wars fans in the family, there are some great Star Wars books available that tie in to their interest. We were sent some lovely Star Wars books to review, and luckily we’re able to offer on In The Playroom reader the chance to win some of these books for their family too.
This Christmas, Miles Kelly invited us to take part in a fun secret santa where they sent out some presents for the boys that they had picked out for them. We always love to get new books, and Miles Kelly have a great selection on their site to suit all interests and ages!
Luckily, I get to share the gift of reading with all of you too and you can pick up the same book bundle for your own kids at up to 60% off on the Miles Kelly site. Look out for the #GiveTheGiftOf hashtag to find more book offers from Miles Kelly which other bloggers will be sharing too.
If you have small children, chances are that Eric Carle’s books feature on your shelves. Like so many families, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a firm favourite here, along with Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you See and The Tiny Seed.
Eric Carle has a new book out, called The Nonsense Show and we were of course keen to check it out, and made a craft to go along with it.
If you’re looking for a last minute Halloween craft to do with the kids, you can’t get much simpler than these paper plate Pumpkin jack o lanterns. They’re easy enough to do with toddlers, and you can pair them with a fun Halloween book like Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Everywhere! to make a great crafting and story session.